Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9490

This state-operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, as well as a beach, boat rental service, marina with gas sales, and camp store. Visitors will also find a DNR-staffed Interpretive Center located near the park entrance.

Entrance fee or state park pass are required.


Winter Crafts & Scavenger Hunt Open House

Monroe Lake will host a Winter Crafts & Scavenger Hunt Open House on Sunday, December from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Activity Center inside Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. This is a drop-by event and registration is not required; however, RSVPs are... Learn more